Hello and welcome to another issue of This Week in Rust! Rust is a systems language pursuing the trifecta: safety, concurrency, and speed. This is a weekly summary of its progress and community. Want something mentioned? Tweet us at @ThisWeekInRust or send us a pull request. Want to get involved? We love contributions.
Updates from Rust Community
News & Blog Posts
- MIR-based borrow check (NLL) status update.
- Divans: Open source compression in Rust from Dropbox using threads, SIMD with a WASM demo in the browser.
- Integration tests. Part of the series Writing an OS in Rust.
- From ActiveRecord to Diesel.
- Building a Diesel project on GitLab CI.
- A trick for test maintenance.
- Running Rust on the GPU with Accel.
- Rust on LPC82x microcontrollers using lpc82x-hal.
- Why Rust's async functions should use the outer return type approach.
- aturon.log: listening and trust, part 3.
- This week in Rust and WebAssembly 3.
- [podcast] Rusty Spike Podcast - episode 33. Crossbeam channels, actix benchmarks (and how to use it), qt, servo, gfx-portability, debian, OS development, LibOS, and a new book.
Crate of the Week
Call for Participation
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Updates from Rust Core
66 pull requests were merged in the last week
- rustc_codegen_llvm: don't treat
i1as signed, even for
- rustdoc: process cross-crate glob re-exports
- libstd: add an RAII utility for
- Don't auto-hide inherent impls even if
rustdoc-collapse == true
- Improve memoization and refactor NLL type check
- refactor: create multiple HIR items for imports
- Speed up obligation forest code
impl Hash for !
- Add error message for using >= 65535 hashes for raw string literal escapes
Changes to Rust follow the Rust RFC (request for comments) process. These are the RFCs that were approved for implementation this week:
No RFCs were approved this week.
Final Comment Period
Every week the team announces the 'final comment period' for RFCs and key PRs which are reaching a decision. Express your opinions now.
- [disposition: merge] Add
Option::replaceto the core library.
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for the to_bytes and from_bytes methods of integers.
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for RFC 554:
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for "macro naming and modularisation" (RFC #1561).
- [disposition: merge] Tracking issue for promoting
!to a type (RFC 1216).
- [disposition: merge] Loosened rules involving statics mentioning other statics.
- [disposition: merge] Implement
- [disposition: merge] Undeprecate
- Clippy 1.0.
- Signing registry index commits.
- Add the
group_by_mutmethods to slice.
- Accept semicolons as items.
- Update RFC 0430 to allow underscores between numbers in CamelCase names.
- Jun 27. Rust Community Team Meeting at #rust-community on irc.mozilla.org.
- Jul 3. Rust Community Content Subteam Meeting at #rust-content on irc.mozilla.org.
- Jul 4. Rust Community Team Meeting at #rust-community on irc.mozilla.org.
- Jul 4. Rust Events Team Meeting.
- Jun 21. Cambridge, GB - Cambridge Rust Meetup.
- Jun 27. Berlin, DE - OpenTechSchool - Rust Hack and Learn.
- Jun 27. Cologne, DE - Rust Cologne at ThoughtWorks.
- Jun 27. Milan, IT - Perché non compila?
- Jul 6. Darmstadt, DE - Rhein-Main Rust Meetup.
- Jun 24. Mountain View, US - Open Table / Icebreaker: what projects are you working on.
- Jun 25. Durham, US - Triangle Rustaceans.
- Jun 26. Dallas, US - Last Tuesday Meetup.
- Jun 26. New York City, US - Procedural Macros - parse JSX using nom.
- Jun 27. Vancouver, CA - Rust Study/Hack/Hang-out night.
- Jun 28. San Francisco, US - Rust Bay Area - [Mozilla] GUI in Rust and Chalk.
- Jul 1. Mountain View, US - Open Table / Icebreaker: what projects are you working on.
- Jul 4. Atlanta, US - Grab a beer with fellow Rustaceans.
- Jul 4. Indianapolis, US - Indy.rs.
- Aug 17. Portland, US - RustConf 2018. Registration is now open.
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Quote of the Week
In Rust it’s the compiler that complains, with C++ it’s the colleagues
– Michal 'Vorner' Vaner on gitter
(selected by llogiq per one unanimous vote)